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January 2016
delete iconadd icon691 days since the start of New Years Day
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Friday January 1, 2016 (1/1/2016)
Method: January 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

New Year's Day is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in ancient Rome. With most countries using the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar, New Year's Day is the closest thing to being the world's only truly global public holiday, often celebrated with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts. January 1 on the Julian calendar currently corresponds to January 14 on the Gregorian calendar, and it is on that date that followers of some of the Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate the New Year. New Year's Day is a postal holiday in the United States.[1]

The Romans dedicated this day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. After Julius Caesar reformed the calendar in 46 BC and was subsequently murdered, the Roman Senate voted to deify him on the 1st January 42 BC [2] in honor of his life and his institution of the new rationalized calendar.[3] The month originally owes its name to the deity Janus, who had two faces, one looking forward and the other looking backward. This suggests that New Year's celebrations are founded on pagan traditions. Some have suggested this occurred in 153 BC, when it was stipulated that the two annual consuls (after whose names the years were identified) entered into office on that day, though no consensus exists on the matter.[4] Dates in March, coinciding with the spring equinox, or commemorating the Annunciation of Jesus, along with a variety of Christian feast dates were used throughout the Middle Ages, though calendars often continued to display the months in columns running from January to December.[citation needed]

delete iconadd icon684 days since the start of Battle of New Orleans Day
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Friday January 8, 2016 (1/8/2016)
Method: January 8th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon674 days since the start of Robert E. Lee's Birthday
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Monday January 18, 2016 (1/18/2016)
Method: third Monday of January on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon674 days since the start of Martin Luther King Day
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Monday January 18, 2016 (1/18/2016)
Method: third Monday of January on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
February 2016
delete iconadd icon652 days since the start of Mardi Gras
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Tuesday February 9, 2016 (2/9/2016)
Method: 1 day before
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon639 days since the start of Washington's Birthday
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Monday February 22, 2016 (2/22/2016)
Method: February 22nd on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
March 2016
delete iconadd icon607 days since the start of Good Friday
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Friday March 25, 2016 (3/25/2016)
Method: 1st Friday before
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
May 2016
delete iconadd icon541 days since the start of Memorial Day
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Monday May 30, 2016 (5/30/2016)
Method: Last Monday of May on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
June 2016
delete iconadd icon537 days since the start of Confederate Memorial Day (Jun3)
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Friday June 3, 2016 (6/3/2016)
Method: June 3rd on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
July 2016
delete iconadd icon506 days since the start of Independence Day (United States)
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Monday July 4, 2016 (7/4/2016)
Method: July 4th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
August 2016
delete iconadd icon464 days since the start of National Acadian Day
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Monday August 15, 2016 (8/15/2016)
Method: August 15th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon449 days since the start of Huey P. Long Day
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Tuesday August 30, 2016 (8/30/2016)
Method: August 30th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
September 2016
delete iconadd icon443 days since the start of Labor Day
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Monday September 5, 2016 (9/5/2016)
Method: First Monday of September on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
November 2016
delete iconadd icon386 days since the start of All Saints' Day
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Tuesday November 1, 2016 (11/1/2016)
Method: November 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon379 days since the start of Election Day
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Tuesday November 8, 2016 (11/8/2016)
Method: First Monday of November on Gregorian calendar
If Monday move to following Tuesday (+1 day)
Notes: Occurs on the Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon376 days since the start of Veterans Day
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Friday November 11, 2016 (11/11/2016)
Method: November 11th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon363 days since the start of Thanksgiving
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Thursday November 24, 2016 (11/24/2016)
Method: Fourth Thursday of November on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
December 2016
delete iconadd icon332 days since the start of Christmas
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Sunday December 25, 2016 (12/25/2016)
Method: December 25th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

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